Japan Is Finally Getting Final Fantasy VII For PC

By Spencer . April 26, 2013 . 12:48am

Years before Eidos was acquired by Square Enix, the company worked with both Squaresoft and Enix separately. Eidos published Dragon Quest Monsters from Enix and handled the PC port of Final Fantasy VII which was packaged in a trapezoidal box. The PC version was never released in Japan probably because the market for PC software is fairly small and Squaresoft would have to switch the text back to Japanese.


Fast forward to 2013 and Japan is finally getting Final Fantasy VII International on PC. This version is localized with Japanese text too. Square Enix will sell digital copies through their eStore just like they did with the US re-release. Final Fantasy VII International will be released "soon" in Japan.

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  • CirnoLakes

    Now see?

    It isn’t just the West that gets these PC ports. Well, I’m sure that the people who have a gaming PC in Japan for games like Final Fantasy XIV will appreciate having more games to play on their PC.

    Actually, given how demanding this game is, I figure most people in Japan have a PC capable of running it. So the audience is much more broad than that.

    It feels kind of lazy that they just subtitled that bad cheesy American trailer, though. Would it really be so hard to give Japan a proper trailer?

    • Keima88

      Somehow I think that the Japanese will like this American trailer.
      It got explosions and an intimidating American guy telling them to buy it.

    • Tien Ron

      the game is super old why make a new one when you just have this? it’s not worth the money just to have a Japanese guy voice it

  • Keima88

    *watched the trailer a few times*

    Whats up with all the explosions is the trailer made by michael bay or something?! And all that focus on vehicles will make you think that the game is about racing, crashing, flying and shooting wich will lead to more explosions!!!

    Sigh.. sorry, I am bit sad/mad that one of my favorite games is getting this kinda treatment.

  • Tien Ron

    that is what i call lying advertising, they did not once show the in-game and battles, just pure cut-scenes that’s evil man. but i love ff7 but still it’s still such a cat if you don’t know what your getting yourself into

    • DCBlackbird

      Well knowing the games out now…. along with the 90’s technology that made this game what it is…..and these archaic(i don’t want to say outdated or inferior) cutscenes, I doubt the newer fans would expect something comparable to modern games.

      • Helepythia

        Even though I thought it was amazing when I played it years ago, I don’t think I have the attention span for replaying it. It’s kind of sad really, and I’d have to agree with you; newer gamers probably won’t enjoy it compared to more modern games.

        • Gambit Seven

          That may be so for a majority of them. But there are people like myself who are starting to appreciate the quality these games had despite only diving into it quite recently. Newer games have the hype but they lack the impact where you can look at it a decade later and still give it the same if not a greater amount of praise than when it was first released. With that said, I’m glad I gave these games a chance. Because these games have a kind of standard that developers today are struggling to contend with.

  • Freud_Hater

    I didn’t even know FF VII had a PC version XD

  • Dansolo

    Won’t be as good as the modded high-res and similar mods that can be done on the old PC release.

  • DCBlackbird

    You mean they never did?

    • Japan got FF8 for the PC. Not FF7.

      • DCBlackbird

        Tis sad FF9 did not get a PC port….. Well at least my second favorite is for PC

  • SunOatBoatMatadorQuattro

    That’s a cruel preview picture Spencer. It could be worse though.

  • i doubt anyone even plays pc in japan, no wonder it just came out

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